Tornado hits hospital in Joplin

Sunday, May 22, 2011 | 7:04 p.m. CDT; updated 9:15 a.m. CDT, Monday, May 23, 2011

JOPLIN — Authorities say a tornado has hit a Joplin hospital and caused the roofs of two city fire stations to collapse.

Jasper County Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer says a tornado hit the St. John's Regional Medical Center on the city's south side. He said there are multiple reports of injuries from the twister that struck around 6 p.m. Sunday.

There also were broadcast reports of damaged businesses and vehicles overturned on highway entrances elsewhere around or near the city.

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Harold Sutton May 23, 2011 | 6:41 a.m.

We have been very fortunate here in Missouri up to now compared to areas further south.
And now people need to be aware of scams that will start coming your way; asking for help, giving to this or that particular "organization". If it is a well known national charity organization such as American Red Cross or Salvation Army, yes, go ahead. Bur remember not to respond to door to door solicitors and do not give out information over the telephone.

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